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Coronavirus: DK Calls on Gov’t to Procure Vaccine Only from ‘Trusted’ Source

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.07.

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to procure a coronavirus vaccine from a source Hungarians would also accept as trustworthy, the spokesman of the party said on Monday.

Balázs Barkóczi told an online press conference that “Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wants to force onto Hungarians a Russian vaccine the side-effects of which are completely unknown and which the European authority is not likely to approve any time soon”.

“It is a vaccine Hungarians would never ever volunteer to get,” he said.

FM Szijjártó Thanks Russia for Choosing Hungary as First Country to Send Samples to
FM Szijjártó Thanks Russia for Choosing Hungary as First Country to Send Samples to

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday met Mikhail Murashko, the Russian health minister, and said Russia has offered to invite Hungarian experts at its vaccine manufacturing plant to study the production of the Sputnik coronavirus vaccine. Szijjártó told a joint press conference after the talks that the Hungarian government was working to give Hungarians […]Continue reading

Barkóczi noted DK’s online petition showing that 71 percent of the several thousand respondents said they would accept only the German or the American vaccine, whereas less than 2 percent chose the one developed in Russia.

Featured photo via Balázs Barkóczi’s Facebook page